Its only a matter of time before this rusting ship completely breaks down.
Konami is done. It's sad to see one of the giants of gaming sink so low.
After everything thats happened recently, it might be a real thing to think about. They're shifting focus a lot to mobile and other avenues away from making AAA games. But the worst is how they've handled Kojima controversy and their overall image. No company that is on sturdy ground would do what they have lately.
Yeah they need to sell there IPs if they're not going to be used at all.
It's incredible how far these guys have fallen in a matter of only two months. Kojima, Silent Hills, it's like one big domino just falling.
It has to be a nightmare of a job right now for someone working in Konami's PR department. I'd feel bad for them at this point.
Actually it's the easiest PR job since they say nothing
They nailed their own coffin. This "Mobile first" BS is their death march. It's very sad really. Hopefully they don't drag their IP's into the ground with them if they do one thing smart and auction them off before the inevitable end.
I don't know whats worse though. The fact they are going all in on mobile stuff and away from AAA game development, or the possibility that series like Metal Gear Solid will lose a whole lot of clout being pushed out in other less stellar ways. (IE: MGS mobile games, pachinko machines, treadmills, bottled water, ect.)
I would guess they are gonna turn all their ip's into mobile games rather than sell them off ?.
RIP Konami, this further proves that no one is too big to fall
OMFG They are not failing or going under....They are not going bankrupt....Nobody is getting fired....PERIOD!!!! GET OVER IT....Its simple elementary school level business 101. They make the majority of their boat loads of money in JAPAN. Even further on mobile gaming, casinos, hotels, slot machines etc.... Unless your half retarded or live in fantasyland in business when you are losing money in a certain area i.e. make a game like MGS5 for 60 million plus advertising, plus the dev team, plus R&D you stop either full on or you pull way back and focus on EVERY other area of your company that profits
O_o Yeah... um... nevermind.
I think you're going to want to go reread the entire article, as well as all of the news related to it. Then you'll realize why everyone is feeling the way they are about Konami.
not the least bit surprised by Konami's actions. The company deserves to die for ditching Silent Hills and not giving Kojima free reign to do whatever he wants with his franchise.
Who is this retard leading Konami to their doom?
They make a lot of slot machines. Maybe they're just going to do that. Probably less risky, especially when you suck at making decisions.
Their gambling business makes a lot of money in Japan, especially now that a bill to legalize gambling in Japan is pulling through. But still, a lot of the moves they've done have been WAY too radical in one direction and completely off the wall insane.
Their titles were getting worse and worse. Handing Silent Hills out to western devs that clearly did not know how to handle that particular type of horror, instead just relied on gore. Castlevania another IP sent westward for a reboot was a glimmer of hope only to be dashed against the rocks when the second installment came out and it was absolute trash. Metal Gear was really the only thing Konami had left that was praised and held up in high regards. Every other IP they own they threw in a corner and let let it collect dust, Gradius, Suikoden, Zone of Enders, CONTRA!! A shame really. Maybe they will make a ton of money in mobile and try their hand in console sometime in the future.
Part of me feels like this is some giant prank, first they let off one of the most respected figures in gaming, then they kill one of their most anticipated games, and the coup de grace they announce that they're focusing on the least respected platform. What the hell possessed them to fo something that would destroy their reputation within two months?
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